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17th Nov '17 5:29:30 AM Snicka
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* In ''Literature/Babar'', the elephants are gentle, civilized, and live in a kingdom ruled by TheGoodKing, whereas the rhinos are boisterous and violent, and led by a selfish dictator. The conflict between the two species is particularly played up in the AnimatedAdaptation by Nelvana.
17th Nov '17 5:22:41 AM Snicka
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* [[HeroicDog Dogs]] vs [[SavageWolves Wolves]] (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)

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* [[HeroicDog Dogs]] vs [[CatsAreMean Cats]]
* Dogs
vs [[SavageWolves Wolves]] (though depending on the story, either can be the good or bad one)
2nd Nov '17 6:08:30 PM schoi30
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* Eagles vs Falcons
* Eagles vs Hawks

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* Eagles vs Falcons
* Eagles vs
Falcons and Hawks
2nd Nov '17 6:07:56 PM schoi30
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* Eagles vs Falcons
* Eagles vs Hawks
24th Oct '17 11:44:33 PM Theriocephalus
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* Purposely invoked in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. TheChick of the season, May, catches a Wurmple. The DarkChick, Jessie, also manages to catch a Wurmple. Now Wurmples can either evolve into a sweet looking little butterfly (Bug/Flying) or an obnoxiously colorful moth (Bug/Poison). Guess which girl gets which? This is a subversion though, as both Pokemon are actually quite bad, arguably the former being the worst. Dustox make messes when they eat, leaving trees barren whenever they swarm into an area and scatter noxious dust as a defense mechanism. Beautifly are actually quite savage despite their appearance, being very aggressive when provoked or disturbed and attacking by stabling with their proboscis.

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* Purposely invoked in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. TheChick of the season, May, catches a Wurmple. The DarkChick, Jessie, also manages to catch a Wurmple. Now Wurmples can either evolve into a sweet looking little butterfly (Bug/Flying) or an obnoxiously colorful moth (Bug/Poison). Guess which girl gets which? This is a subversion though, as both Pokemon Pokémon are actually quite bad, arguably the former being the worst. Dustox make messes when they eat, leaving trees barren whenever they swarm into an area and scatter noxious dust as a defense mechanism. Beautifly are actually quite savage despite their appearance, being very aggressive when provoked or disturbed and attacking by stabling opponents with their proboscis.proboscis to drain their "fluids". The anime does not, however, bring up Beautifly's more unpleasant traits, and largely plays this trope straight (although the extent of Dustox's villainy is its association with Team Rocket).



* Inverted in ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Pumbaa is a Warthog, and being called a 'pig' is his Berserk Button. Normally, you'd consider a warthog to be the Unpleasant Animal Counterpart to a pig.
** The Lion King also depicts lions as noble and mostly good guys and hyenas as dirty, stupid, and cowardly bad guys. Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' where hyenas turn out to be mostly good.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
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Inverted in ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Pumbaa is with Pumbaa. He's a Warthog, warthog, and being called a 'pig' "pig" is his Berserk Button. Normally, you'd consider a warthog to be the Unpleasant Animal Counterpart to a pig.
** The ''The Lion King King'' also depicts lions as noble noble, majestic and mostly good guys and hyenas as dirty, stupid, stupid and cowardly bad guys. Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', where hyenas turn out to be mostly good.



* In ''Literature/TheBible'' goats represent evil people, whereas sheep represent the opposite.

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'' goats represent evil people, people and sinners, whereas sheep represent good people and the opposite.faithful.



* Done all the time in the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' games: Caterpies vs Weedles, Pidgeys vs Spearows, Ledybas vs Spinaraks, and Skittys vs Glameows.

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* Done all the time in the ''{{Franchise/Pokemon}}'' ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games: Caterpies vs Weedles, Pidgeys vs Spearows, Ledybas vs Spinaraks, and Skittys vs Glameows.
24th Oct '17 11:26:46 AM EdnaWalker
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* Fleas vs Ticks


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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'': Fleas are heroic and sympathetic while ticks are evil and one is the BigBad and CorruptCorporateExecutive in "Flea for Your Life."
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23rd Oct '17 6:03:18 PM thatother1dude
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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The heroine is a mouse, and Auntie Shrew thinks rats are brutes, but the rats of NIMH turn out to be benevolent, with the exception of BigBad Jenner.

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* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The heroine is a mouse, and Auntie Shrew thinks rats are brutes, but the rats of NIMH turn out to be benevolent, with the exception of BigBad Jenner.Jenner, although Brutus [[CreepyGood is still pretty menacing]].
23rd Oct '17 5:56:26 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' depicts ants and termites as mortal enemies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'' depicts ants and termites as mortal enemies. The ants are highly anthropomorphic (as are a few other insects), [[FurryConfusion while the termites are]] TheHorde. Ultimately, this is played with in that the termites are implicitly {{Non Malicious Monster}}s, while the actual villain is an ant general who needlessly attacks them to [[UriahGambit to kill the soldiers not loyal to him]].
23rd Oct '17 5:45:04 PM thatother1dude
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* [[KingOfBeasts Lions]] vs Hyenas

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* [[KingOfBeasts Lions]] vs Hyenas[[HeinousHyena Hyenas]]
15th Oct '17 9:46:45 PM schoi30
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* Swans vs Ducks
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